Theatre and Dance Financial Aid
The financial assistance offered at Texas Tech is in various forms, including University, State, and Federal loans, scholarships, grants, and employment, and is awarded to students on the basis of financial need and other qualifications required by the donors of the funds.
To ensure priority consideration for financial aid, students must complete their FAFSA application by April 15.
For complete federal, state, and Texas Tech University institutional financial aid information contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, Box 45011, Lubbock, TX 79409-5011; (806) 742-3681
Undergraduate Departmental Student Financial Assistance
The nature of theatre and dance programs at Texas Tech University is highly participatory in nature. With this in mind, the Scholarship Committee gives preference to those applicants who consistently participate in auditions and perform if cast or who fulfill design or technical responsibilities as assigned.
The following policy statement clearly states the guidelines for scholarship recipients:
All students who hold departmental scholarships in Theatre are expected to audition for all TTUT productions and perform if cast. All students who hold departmental scholarships in Dance are expected to audition for all TTUD Dance productions and perform if cast. Students serving as stage manager for a full-length play on the Mainstage or in the Lab Theatre or as assistant stage manager on a Mainstage show as well as those students directing, designing, scripting, or functioning as student technical director in a full-length play are exempt from auditioning in the semester they perform said function.
The School of Theatre and Dance also offers non-teaching Production Assistantships for B.A. and B.F.A. students in Theatre Arts. Stipends range from $500 to $1,500 for a nine-month term, depending on the assignment. Assistantships are available in the areas of scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, properties, or management.
Graduate Departmental Financial Assistance
The School of Theatre and Dance offers teaching and non-teaching Graduate Assistantships for MA, MFA, and PhD candidates in Theatre Arts. Stipends range for a nine-month term, depending on the student's program of study. Full-time assistantships carry an approximate stipend of $5,000 per semester and include an out-of-state tuition waiver. Scholarships from the School of Theatre and Dance are also available to both entering and enrolled graduate students.
Admission applications must be completed and the student must first be accepted by the Office of Graduate Admissions before the School of Theatre and Dance can act on requests for fellowships and assistantships.